Transatlantic Cable Podcast

In the anniversary episode of the Kaspersky Lab podcast, Jeff and Dave dive into some hot IT related topics. Some of the topics discussed include the spat between Epic Games and Google intensifies after Google discloses a vulnerability in Fortnite, what the recent US T-Mobile data breach means for you and why a fish tank helped (in a small way) to develop some of the modern internet protocols and systems we still use today.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 10:56am EST

In this week’s episode, Jeff and I look at how Google is being targeted for a class-action lawsuit after it was found to have been tracking users, even if they’d explicitly asked it not to.  They also look at how Google turned down multiple request by the FBI for location data, in order to catch criminals after a spate of armed robberies. 

 Other stories this week include what happens when Gatwick airport screens fail and how the British and Canadian governments accidentally leaked sensitive data via public facing Trello boards.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:41am EST

In this weeks episode, David and Jeff discuss how some police bodycams could actually be hackable, the FBI has issued warnings to banks, telling them about an impending ATM hack as well as how Google is actually tracking you, even if you tell it not to and a brief look at the Q2 spam and phishing report from Securelist.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 10:50am EST

Today’s podcast comes to you live from New York New York in sunny Las Vegas. In today’s episode, I recap the events of the first day of Black Hat. As usual, there were more talks than one could obviously get to, but in the sessions I did attend, the subject matter ranged from legal landmines to corruption, vulnerabilities in Cortona and much more. The full session overviews can be found below in case you want to do some background research. And if you hear screams in the background, it’s just the roller coaster whizzing by.

 

Dissecting Non-Malicious Artifacts: One IP at a Time

Legal Landmines

Don't @ Me: Hunting Twitter Bots at Scale

Open Sesame: Picking Locks with Cortana

InfoSec Philosophies for the Corrupt Economy

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:24pm EST

For the 49th edition of Kaspersky Lab’s Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and Jeff start by discussing a potential downside of Fortnite coming to Android, high speed Internet possibly causing insomnia, the Reddit hack, and some highlights from our Q2 Malware report.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:26am EST

In this episode of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and Jeff talk about some juicy stories: firstly, they start off with Google banning apps that mine cryptocurrency and then hop over to some criminal on criminal crime and then it's over to the biggest whopper we’ve hit on in the podcast… corruption and fraud in the McDonald’s Monopoly game. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:46am EST

In this special edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Jeff sits down with Ido Naor of Kaspersky Lab’s GReAT to discuss his upcoming talk at Black Hat - Dissecting Non-Malicious Artifacts: One IP at a Time. The talk will take a look at non-malicious documents that are stored on online security scanners will be held at 10:30 am on August 8, in Islander FG.

During the course of their discussion, Ido and Jeff discuss working with GReAT, why you should attend the talk as well as some sneak peeks into what can be expected and his current side project.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 6:23am EST

In the 47th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and Jeff discuss the gross violation of personal privacy of an Uber driver, Facebook’s investigation into Crimson Hexagon, money laundering and why gamers may be happy with the falling crypto-currency prices. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:14am EST

For the 46th edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and Jeff look into a pair of posts that could be labelled as “you had one job,” or “email is hard,” a closed loophole in Facebook and more. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:16am EST

As we pick up the stories for the weekly podcast, Dave and Jeff often bounce a story out there asking if anyone really cares. So needless to say, there are stories that inevitably wind up on the cutting room floor. This week, there really weren’t many of those moments as they looked at topics that could relate to everyone. To kick things off, they look at how a McDonald’s drive thru was hacked in the 90’s – who hasn’t dreamed of messing with people over one of those speakers? The second story combines new research on how insecure USB drives are and also, how people buying used SD cards can get more than they expected. From there, they hop over to a recent breach within the social media app Timehop that has impacted around 21 million users. To wrap up the 45th edition, they take a look at Twitter’s crackdown of fake accounts.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 4:43am EST

On the 44th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and Jeff touch base on some of the finer things in life including ice cream and privacy. The stories discussed focus on “hackers” in NYC, Samsung phones sending pics without users knowing, 3rd parties reading your Gmail and more. 

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Category:technology -- posted at: 9:26am EST

In this week's podcast, David and Jeff look back at one year since the NotPetya ransomware attack, and see if there's been any improvement in server security.  They also discuss the recent discovery that the UK tax collection service, the HMRC, is under investigation after it emerged that it has stored over 5.1 million biometric voice IDs.

Also this week: GDPR is too hard for some US publications, as some are STILL not allowing EU visitors and how (apparently) social media chatter can predict changes in bitcoins price. Tune in!

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Category:technology -- posted at: 8:48am EST

In this week's episode, David and Jeff round up 3 stories looking at video games, talking about the World Health Organisation's decision to classify video game addiction as a real problem, as well as how unscrupulous developers are looking to fool people into downloading their 'crapware' games.

Also on the cards is a look at the Olympic Destroyer malware, and how it's shifting it's eyes from the east to the west.

Finally, they look at how WhatsApp and other private messaging tools are being used to spread fake news. 

Tune in! 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:16am EST

For the 41st edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable Podcast, spying seems to be an underlying theme of our topics. Dave and Jeff kick things off looking at two separate stories with web-enabled cameras being hijacked then look at an interesting two weeks for Bitcoin and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:46am EST

In the 40th episode of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and Jeff hit on a number of pressing topics. The conversation ranges from Apple’s fight for privacy, Kim Dotcom looking for a Facebook alternative, the World Cup and more. 

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Category:technology -- posted at: 4:55am EST

In the 39th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic podcast, Dave and I have some fun. We discuss Pornhub’s VPN, some bad GDPR, banning Facebook and more. If you want to read more on the stories, you can click on the links below:

 

Pornhub VPN

Kenya and video posting

UK nabs hacker, and his Bitcoin

Banning Fb for a month

GDPR is hard

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Category:technology -- posted at: 4:28am EST

In this week’s edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and Jeff dive into 5 stories and include some bonus content below. During the conversation they discuss a petition to break up Facebook, Google removing “Do No Evil,” the darkside of the moon and more. If you want to read more on the stories, you can click on the links below:

Teensafe leaks kids’ data

Fake Fortnite apps on Android

Google drops “Do No Evil”

Selfish Ledger

Take this Lollipop

Advocacy group calls for Facebook breakup

China to the darkside of the moon

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Category:technology -- posted at: 5:40am EST

Dave returns from vacation for the 37th edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast. During our chat, we discuss a quickly disclosed data breach at Chili’s, meeting the 3rd party tracking American cell users locations, police falling victim to ransomware and more.

If you want to read more on the stories, you can click on the links below:

Chili’s suffers data breach

Police fall victim to ransomware

Facebook suspends apps after internal review

US phone carriers selling location data

Direct download: tcp-37-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:14am EST

On this week’s edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Ahmed fills in for Dave who is taking a much-needed vacation with the family. During Ahmed’s conversation with Jeff, the discussion touches upon some more drama with Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, a data-breach for ride hailing app Careem, privacy wars and more. As always, we keep the conversation to 20 min or less to fit into your busy day. If you want to read more on the stories, you can click on the links below:

 

Gmail's 'Self Destruct' Feature Will Probably Be Used to Illegally Destroy Government Records

Cambridge Analytica kept Facebook data models through US election

Privacy wars: Google v. Facebook – who is worse?

Careem hit with cyber attack

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:48am EST

In this week's episode of the Kaspersky Daily podcast, David and Jeff dive into the new Facebook dating app.  They also discuss the recent arrest of 15 suspects in China for creating and selling PUBG (Player Unknown's Battleground) cheats with malware installed.

There's also discussion around the recent news that WhatsApp co-founder, Jan Koum, has quit Facebook's board of directors after disagreement around the future of WhatsApp.

Finally, they briefly touch on the news that Twitter had sold data access to a researcher tied to Cambridge Analytica.

Here's the stories they discuss:

Facebook dating service

PUBG cheaters arrested

WhatsApp co-creator leaves Facebook

Twitter and Cambridge Analytica

Direct download: tcp-35-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:59am EST